The reigning title holders had a lot of skeptics going into this tournament, but after eliminating most of them in the group round, they are now full of confidence going into the knockout stage. Les Bleus may have lost their most recent match vs Tunisia, but they rotated their lineup because they had already secured a spot in the knockout round. They will compete against a Poland team that scored in just one of their games in the group stage, with both of its goals coming against Saudi Arabia. Czeslaw Michniewicz, the Poland National Team's head coach, is aware that his team must stand up to competition if they are to win against France.Bet on France vs Poland with 1xBet
- Date-4th December 2022;
- Time- 3pm GMT;
- Venue- Al Thumama Stadium;
- Stage- Round Of 16
How to Watch France vs Poland
Viewers in the USA can watch the game live on TV via:
- Fox Sports;
UK viewers can also catch the round of 16 match on TV on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, ITV1,ITVX,STV, and STV player.
Canadian fans can also watch the game on RDS and CTV.
Didier Deschamps, the head coach of France, was not afraid to make changes for Les Bleus' last Group D match against Tunisia after being the first coach to advance his team to the knockout stages of the World Cup championship, but a backup team could not maintain perfection in Qatar.Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, and Antoine Griezmann were all kept in reserve, which Tunisia took advantage of to score first. Griezmann, however, believed that he had tied the score at the very last second but it was disallowed.
The 1998 and 2018 World Cup champions have now accomplished an unexpected World Cup first by qualifying for three straight knockout rounds for the first time ever and became the first reigning champions to advance from the group stage after Brazil in the 2006 World Cup. Les Bleus have also advanced from their last five World Cup last-16 games, and after missing out on a seventh straight victory on the biggest stage in football, Deschamps's team doesn't need any additional motivation to defeat a shot-shy Poland. They are favorites to win this game due to their superior talent and record coming into this match.
France National Team Form(All competitions): (L,W,L,W,W,L).
Wojciech Szczesny, the goalkeeper for Juventus, made light of the fact that he lost a wager with Lionel Messi, Argentina legend, regarding the outcome of a penalty kick during Poland's loss to the South American champions.
The decision to award the penalty was heavily criticized, but Szczesny made the right judgment call to block Messi's shot in their Group C championship game. However, his efforts were ultimately ineffective because La Albiceleste scored in the second half through Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez.
Poland only proceeded due to their goal differential of 0 that allowed them to edge out Mexico (-1) for second place and clinch a ticket in the round of 16 for the first time since the 1986 tournament, which was also hosted in Mexico.
The 2022 World Cup has only seen five shots on target for Michniewicz's team, three of which came in their group stage victory over Saudi Arabia. Despite this, Michniewicz's team had kept four straight clean sheets before Mac Allister broke through their defense.
40 years have passed since France last lost to Poland, who eliminated them from the World Cup in 1982 before defeating them 4-0 in a friendly later that year. Since then, though, Les Bleus have put together a seven-game winning streak against the Polish national team, recently winning 1-0 in a 2011 friendly. Poland will be looking to overturn this unpleasant record against the French in this knockout match.
Poland National Team Form(All competitions)- (L,W,W,D,W,L).
Line-ups for the Match France vs Poland
Expected France National Team starting XI vs Poland(4-2-3-1) : Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud.
Expected Poland National Team starting XI vs France(4-4-2) : Szczęsny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski; Frankowski, Bielik, Krychowiak, Zielinski; Lewandowski, Milik.
Bookmaker Odds for France vs Poland, December 4
World Cup reigning champions France are absolute favorites to win this round of 16 match at odds of 1.336 at 1xBet. Outsiders Poland have odds of 11 to win this much complicated game.
Kylian Mbappe is heavily expected to score anytime in this match at odds of 2.05 at Bet365. You can also place a wager on over 2.5 goals in this match since both teams will be looking at a win at odds of 2.37
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Prediction and Bets on the match France vs Poland
Possessing Lewandowski's deadly instincts is useless for Poland if his teammates fail to assist him; they won't be overjoyed playing against France's team of rested first-team players.Les Bleus' defeat to Tunisia may have been a shock, but Deschamps' seasoned starting lineup has previously performed like title holders, therefore we anticipate the champions to cruise into the quarterfinals with ease with a 2-0 win.